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Gisele Bündchen Says No to Photoshop

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Gisele Bündchen has been in plenty of fashion editorials and ads, but that doesn’t mean the supermodel doesn’t take issue with all-too-common photo retouching. In fact, when she partnered with BLK DNM’s creative director Johan Lindeberg for the brand’s latest campaign, the pair made a point to go sans Photoshop or professional styling.

While that might make some models uncomfortable, Gisele was more than happy to pose for something more real:

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A Model’s NYFW Diary: Yigal Azrouël

When it comes to high fashion, model Alana Zimmer is one of the biggest names in the industry. Some of her latest accomplishments: starring in the current Akris and Givenchy Beauty ad campaigns and walking in the Armani Privé and Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture shows last month in Paris. Currently the Canadian beauty is in the Big Apple for New York Fashion Week and doing her second backstage photo diary for us. Check back each day for more of her supercool pics from a model’s perspective! 

  1. Stormy Weather in NYC!
  2. A smoky eye and berry-colored nails.
  3. The look for the Yigal Azrouël show: hair by James Pecis, makeup by Wendy Rowe.
  4. Fellow Canadian Grace Mahary and I in our outfits.
  5. Backstage atmosphere at the Highline Stages.
  6. A Canada Goose jacket was definitely in order to get me around.
  7. The mood board.

—Alana

Check out more of our exclusive backstage coverage on the Birchbox NYFW site. 

Meet The Next Supermodel: Barbara Palvin


Photo: WWD

L’Oreal Paris has just named 18 year-old model Barbara Palvin their newest ambassador. Palvin will make her debut for the brand as the print and television face of a new lipstick, Rouge Caresse, starting this month. Speaking to WWD, Cyril Chapuy, the global brand president of L’Oréal Paris, said “he was struck by Palvin’s ‘strong character and self-assurance,’” and called her “a very promising supermodel with a fascinating personality, [a] fresh and elegant beauty with a great sense of humor and astonishing maturity.” He continued, “I think she has this incredible potential to become a household name.” 

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Karlie Kloss’ Top 5 Lipstick Looks From Spring 2012: Guest Blogger

We’re suckers for a bright red pout, but this week’s guest blogger, Julianne Carell, is even more addicted to bold lips than we are. In fact, her blog, PeaceLoveLipstick.com, is an ongoing ode to her favorite makeup category, covering everything from news to helpful application tips. This week, the lipstick-lover is showcasing her obsession on our site — check back each day for a new dose of lip color inspiration!

One of my favorite models is Karlie Kloss. From ad campaigns to Vogue spreads, her beautiful face is everywhere. Love her as much as I do? Well, you’re in luck because I rounded up some of her best beauty looks from the spring 2012 shows. Enjoy!


Prabal Gurung: Charlotte Tilbury for M.A.C. outlined lips with Pro Chromagraphic Pencil in Process and then filled them in with a mixture of Lip Mix in Burgundy and Fuchsia.


Dior: Makeup artist Pat McGrath chose from three shades of red at Dior depending on each model’s outfit and skin tone.

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Copy Cat: Chanel Iman’s Dramatic Double-Winged Look

Chanel Iman. Photo: BellaSugar

Birchbox’s brand relationship manager, Alta

Our stellar brand relationship manager, Alta, is gearing up to do a different eyeliner look every day next week for the Birchbox Beauty Diaries (check back next Friday!). As we were researching techniques for her to try, we came across this stunning picture of Chanel Iman sporting a double-winged liner look at a Victoria’s Secret event on Tuesday. It was so bold, so sexy — Alta couldn’t wait until Monday to test-drive it.

Here’s a rundown of the products she used to create this sultry eye and some of her tips:

I tackled the liner on my upper lid by starting from the inner corner of my eye and drawing a line slight above my lashline with the Napolean Perdis liquid liner. I then went back and filled it in creating a really thick line. Next, I made the top wing by drawing a very thin line straight out of the corner.

The bottom was a bit trickier. First I lined my lower lashes with Laura Mercier’s Kohl eye liner in Stormy Grey. The bottom line actually extends past the lash line on both the inside and outside of the eye and to do this, you need to hold you skin taught so you can draw a really straight and thin line. Then I took a pink eyeshadow from my Chantecaille pallet and added a swipe of color below the line for a girly effect. I made the mistake of doing the color after doing the line, which made it tricky not to smudge.  Last, but not least, I finished it off with a couple coats of Benefit BadGal Mascara to really dramatize my eyes—it’s the next best thing to having fake lashes!

Pick up Benefit BadGal and other mascaras in the Birchbox Shop!